Advisor Professional Development

Every Advisor must have instant access to institutional policies, procedures and resources and professional networking in order to stay current and expand their critical role in assisting students. The following organizations provide a conduit whereby this may be accomplished:

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators and students working to enhance the educational development of students.

NACADA's mission is to...

  • Champion the educational role of academic advisors to enhance student learning and development in a diverse world
  • Affirm the role of academic advising in student success and persistence, thereby supporting institutional mission and vitality
  • Anticipate the academic advising needs of twenty-first century students, advisors and institutions
  • Advance the body of knowledge on academic advising
  • Foster the talents and contributions of all members and promote the involvement of diverse population

UVU Personnel


The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) provides professional development, promotes exemplary practices, and is a leader in policy development. NASPA helps senior student affairs officers and administrators, student affairs professionals, faculty, and other educators enhance student learning and development. NASPA promotes quality and high expectations; advocates for students; encourages diversity; and excels in research and publication.

Utah Advising Association  - The mission of the Utah Advising Association (UAA) is to provide professional development opportunities for college and university personnel who serve as a part of the academic advising community. The UAA also serves as a vehicle to promote collaboration between representatives of institutions throughout the state of Utah.